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Is Costco Really the 'Anti-Walmart'?

Is Costco Really the 'Anti-Walmart'?

In recent years, Wall Street has increasingly looked at Wal-Mart’s business plan as the ideal for ‘big box’ companies. This attitude has caused other major retail corporations to copy Wal-Mart—what BusinessWeek called‘Wal-Martization’—in order to lower labor costs and increase profit margin.

October 27, 2007

Banks Steer Course From Greed to Green

Banks Steer Course From Greed to Green

With the steep drop in home sales and subprime mortgages imploding into black hole land, banks are looking for ways to keep customers coming to their loan desks and teller windows. An emerging pattern among some of the big banking players is committing to green loans, sustainable practices and charity support for environmental-stewarding projects.

October 26, 2007

You've Been Greenwashed in the Eco World

You've Been Greenwashed in the Eco World

Picture Henry David Thoreau, writing On Walden Pond, down in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Emerald palm fronds stirring in immense tracts of subtropical ecology, diamond white beaches limned by tropical sun, a thatch hut woven against rain. Henry is writing contemplatively in his little eco-world that he is visiting. Then, a sound startles him. A diesel generator cranking up to power something very materialistic like air conditioning. His eco-tourist experience just went sour. He has just been “greenwashed.”

October 24, 2007

Citigroup Funds Environmental Destruction and Fuels Scandal

Citigroup Funds Environmental Destruction and Fuels Scandal

With 1,400 branches in cities all over the world, Citibank's signs are as ubiquitious as they appear innocuous. But behind the label is parent corporation Citigroup, which Forbes magazine calls the "world's largest company." The financial giant has a habit of bankrolling bandits and fueling scandals. Citigroup played a role in the collapse of corporate titans Enron, Dynergy and WorldCom. It hid the assets of former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet. And it sold high-interest subprime mortgages to African-Americans and Latinos at a rate far higher than to whites.

October 21, 2007

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